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Poster: Mystic550 Date: Sep 23, 2010 4:46pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Are any of these PD

I checked the thread listed above. I went to USCO but the only thing I could find referenced "failure of renewal". I didn't find anything on never registering.

http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html#104a



(6) The term “restored work” means an original work of authorship that —

(A) is protected under subsection (a);

(B) is not in the public domain in its source country through expiration of term of protection;

(C) is in the public domain in the United States due to —

(i) noncompliance with formalities imposed at any time by United States copyright law, including failure of renewal, lack of proper notice, or failure to comply with any manufacturing requirements;

(iii) lack of national eligibility;

(D) has at least one author or rightholder who was, at the time the work was created, a national or domiciliary of an eligible country, and if published, was first published in an eligible country and not published in the United States during the 30-day period following publication in such eligible country; and

(E) if the source country for the work is an eligible country solely by virtue of its adherence to the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty, is a sound recording.

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Poster: HektorT Date: Sep 25, 2010 5:41am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Are any of these PD

>>I checked the thread listed above. I went to USCO but the only thing I could find referenced "failure of renewal". I didn't find anything on never registering.<<

Never registering is neither here nor there if no date is specified. Since during some time periods in the past not registering would have deprived the copyright holder of certain rights, then GATT restoration allows "never registered works" to get those rights back

"(i) noncompliance with formalities imposed at any time by United States copyright law..."

In the above text "formalities" refer to anything that is required to secure copyright (i.e. the formal procedure). So this means "works that are in the public domain because they didn't do what was necessary to secure copyright".

You quote a summary text, not a step by step. There are books that you can buy that do give a step by step, or websites referred to in this forum that give a step by step (as i have posted many times, maybe people find it too confusing to use).

Do you post or not? Well if you are not a reliance party, and since the video is available outside of the USA by posting on this website, you probably should not post it.

This post was modified by HektorT on 2010-09-25 12:41:11